Premium hands are simply few and far between when large pots are at stake. Tournaments are won by aggressively going after smaller pots with a range of starting hands. The trick is learning how to do that without becoming reckless.
You have to play more hands than usual to be successful in tournament poker.
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Playing hot and cold hands refers to the strategy of entering into a pot solely on the basis of the hand’s merit before the flop. Running a hand hot and cold generally means that you’re willing to play out your cards with no more betting after the flop.
The most difficult hands to play in Texas Hold’em are those that make strong yet second-best hands. One such hand that too often comes in second is A-Q, which I introduced in a recent column.
Poker is as much about cutting your losses as it is winning pots. The ability to fold a strong hand in the right situation can save you loads of money, which essentially adds to your bottom line. Money saved is money earned. This week we’ll look at some trapping situations […]
Ask professional poker players which hole cards cause them the most difficulty and I would bet that more than half would say ace-queen. A-Q is a powerful starter, but the problem with it is that it matches up poorly against other premium hands.
Most No Limit Hold’em tournaments have a small blind and big blind as well as an ante. When the blinds reach 400-800, an additional 100 ante is contributed by each player. This forces the action a bit, making it difficult for a conservative player to stay afloat while waiting for […]
Ace-king is a pretty starter, but it’s important to remember, as attractive as it appears, it’s still a drawing hand.
Playing Pocket Kings The second best hand you can be dealt in Texas Hold’em is two kings. But pocket cowboys can also be a scary proposition that can cost you a lot of money when they don’t hold up. The trick to playing kings, or any big pocket pair for […]